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Kamala Harris pledges unconditional support for Israel

Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris reiterated that Joe Biden will not impose any conditions on US aid to Israel, saying that assistance would not be linked to "any political decision" made by the Israeli government.

Her remarks, about eight weeks before the election, come at a time when the right-wing government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is still considering annexing large parts of the occupied West Bank.

"Joe has made it clear he will not tie security assistance to any political decisions that Israel makes, and I couldn't agree more," Harris told a virtual fundraiser with Jewish-American voters on Wednesday.

That California senator went on to promote Biden's "unwavering support" for Israel and his role in securing military assistance for the Israeli government when he served as Barack Obama's vice president.

"I pledge to you the Biden-Harris administration will sustain our unbreakable commitment to Israel's security, including the unprecedented military and intelligence cooperation pioneered during the Obama-Biden administration and the guarantee that Israel will always maintain its qualitative military edge," Harris said.

Sidelining Palestinians
Israel receives about $3.8 bn in US military aid annually. Before leaving office in 2016, Obama signed a memorandum of understanding that ensures $38 bn of assistance to Israel spread over 10 years.

During the Democratic primaries, Senator Bernie Sanders proposed imposing human rights conditions on the military aid to Israel - an idea that Biden promptly rejected

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like the Palestinians have lost out completely with these campaign pledges yet again.

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